I am very excited that this delicious Moscato arrived just in time for Easter because it will be perfect with the olive orange cake my friend Anna makes every year. Pale golden color with tropical fruit aromas. Palate shows peachy fruit with some citrus notes, sweet and refreshing. The finish is about medium sweet and refreshing good balance. Enjoy with dessert, a plate of fruit, or on its own. Origin: Asti, Italy Variety: Moscato Bianco Price: $27.74 + taxes Buy now.
This is a refined and voluptuous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Tantalizing ‘come hither’ nose of guava, lime zest, gooseberries, sun warmed tomato leaves and and ever-so-subtle hint of white pepper. Elegant yet frisky acidity dances with flavours of kiwi, guava, meyer lemon preserve, pomelo and finishes with a seductive whisper of young Hawaiian ginger. The Mrs. Robinson of Sauvignon Blanc. Try it with Ceviche, Asparagus with goat cheese and lemon zest, pesto and prawn linguine or even salsa and tortilla chips. Origin: New Zealand Variety: Sauvignon Blanc Price: $26 + taxes Buy now.
It’s never too early for a Turley. This is luscious, juicy red has the dial turned all the way up to 11 with its blackberry and raspberry notes. A spicy, balanced wine that hides its muscular nature behind a surprisingly soft mouthfeel. Perfect to drink now or to hold in the cellar for a few years. Origin:California, USA Variety: Zinfandel Price: $55.56 + taxes Buy now.
One of the best parts of working for Marquis is our staff training seminars. That’s where I first fell in love with this stunningly clean Rhone blend. Focused minerality with beautiful citrus notes, this would be a perfect pair with shellfish, or just on its own. Origin: Lirac, Rhone, France Variety: Grenache Blanc, Rousanne, Clairette Price: $32.17 + taxes Buy now.
Why buy this Pinot Noir from Chile? First, because it’s full of bright, strawberry-driven fruit flavor. Second, because if it was from anywhere else it would likely cost fifty percent more! Chile has always done value well, and increasingly, it does quality too. The grapes for this wine come from vineyards near the Pacific coast, and you can taste the cool-climate freshness. Origin: Chile Variety: Pinot Noir Price: $30.35 + taxes Buy now.
This wine I find kind of exciting in a wine geek way and the price is right. Not often you find Chardonnay from Austria here in BC. Floral, hazelnuts, and fresh bread is what I get on the nose and finish. Origin: Austria Variety: Chardonnay Price: $29.57 + taxes Buy now.
Cuvée M displays a swish stream of fine bubbles, a stunning peach-rose hue, and fresh white and yellow fruit aromas complemented by notes of strawberry, freshly-baked bread, vanilla and honey. Layers of ripe peach with refined hints of mandarin orange mix with crisp citrus tones, resulting in an extended, satisfying finish. Origin: California, USA Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Price: $36.99 + taxes Buy now.
This is a warm blanket on yet another wet spring day. Enticing nose of flowers, herbs and cherries. Plush on the palate with surprising freshness. This oozes charm. Origin: Arroyo Grande Valley, California Variety: Pinot Noir Price: $56.43 + taxes Buy now.
Fascinating complex wine! Traditionally made, bone dry Muscat from certified organic and dry-farmed grapes. Take your time and savour, allowing the aromas and flavours to unwind in the glass. Gloriously floral nose with mandarin oranges, pineapple and the sweet pepperiness of fresh basil. Taste is minerally and citrus with great depth and texture – 6 months spent on skins will do that. Fermented and aged in large clay amphoras with minimal intervention. A singular wine that deserves attention. –Tasted by Christopher C., Marquis Wine Cellars Name: Viejas Tinajas Muscat Producer: De Martino Vintage: 2013 Country: Chile Region: Itata Valley View this wine on Marquis-Wines.com here
Vibrant acidity and black fruit combined with spice, leather and mineral accents. This wine has layers of complexity, long length and a mouthwatering finish. Drink now or tuck it away for 8-10 years. -Renny P., Marquis Wine Cellars Name: Il Carnasciale Toscana Producer: Podere Il Carnasciale Vintage: 2010 Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Appellation: Toscana IGT View this wine on Marquis-Wines.com